Open Letter to the Berkshire Museum’s Board of Trustees, October 27, 2017
We strongly oppose the museum’s decision to sell artwork that iconic artists such as Norman Rockwell personally donated on behalf of the community he loved.
Press Release – Save the ArtOctober 25, 2017
In an impassioned plea to the Berkshire Museum’s board of trustees, today the Save the Art – Save the Museum citizen’s group published a full-page open letter in The Berkshire Eagle calling for...
by Felix Salmon, Cause & EffectOctober 23, 2017
I’ve been clear for some months now that I consider the Berkshire Museum’s current deaccessioning plan to be a very, very bad idea. But is it illegal?
The opponents of the...
Press Release – Save the ArtOctober 23, 2017
With the Berkshire Museum’s plans to send 40 artworks to auction next month (now facing a court challenge), Save the Art – Save the Museum will hold two public events this week to support efforts...
Press Release – Save the ArtOctober 12, 2017
Raising its bid to halt the Berkshire Museum’s plan to sell-off 40 of its most important artworks—including two irreplaceable Norman Rockwell paintings donated to the Museum for the people of Berkshire...
The Berkshire Museum’s most valuable art works are two paintings that Norman Rockwell personally donated. Photo by Underwood Archives / Getty
by Felix Salmon, The New YorkerOctober 4, 2017
The Berkshires, in...
SAVE THE ART (STA) A grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection in order to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.
The mission of Save the Art is to advocate for and protect the Public Trust — the art and objects belonging to all of us that document humankind’s creative and social history through time.
We thank the Berkshire Eagle for their extensive investigative coverage, the journalists, op-ed writers and our community for their hundreds of letters of concern. In particular, STA applauds Larry Parnass, Investigations Editor, Berkshire Eagle, for his excellent coverage of the Berkshire Museum and achievement of the 2018 Outstanding Journalism award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.